First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Controversy is growing in Thailand over the US$513 million project for the Kiakkai Bridge. The 9.5km bridge was intended to improve connections with Thailand’s Bang Sue region. However with the State Railway of Thailand having downscaled its development plans for the Bang Sue area, there are suggestions that the combined bridge and highway link is no longer needed. Its impact on traffic flow in Bangkok is also expected to be minimal, further highlighting the lack of need for the link.